- Jul 1 11:23 PM
Questioner: Is a person in the natural state compassionate?
U.G. Krishnamurti: That is your projection; they are callous, indifferent, unconcerned. 'Compassion' is one of the gimmicks of the 'holy business', sales talk. Do you think this individual is conscious that he is full of compassion? If he is, it is not compassion.
UG would not have know compassion even if it reared up and bit his natural ass.
The typical connotation of the term "compassion" is someone being
compassionate( in whatever manner) to someone who needs to be compassionated.
Whether the natural state or the unnatural state(there being really no such
..there are no entities involved ........where...... as a nuance of existing....
..... the flavour is of compassion, empathy, enmity or indifference.
That is to say............it is not that when some esoteric exalted state of
sagacity has happened...... only after that event.........there is no
entity involved, there is no separation involved.
Non-entitification, non-separation, is the case, whether in the particular
... a sage (as held by the audience to be a sage) speaks to a seeker....
.....or two warring nations threaten to obliterate the other .....in the name
of democracy or in the name of Allah.
Whether it is seen to be acts of compassion or genocide......
.....it is always the Duet of One.
In this Duet of One.........compassion or empathy...........is akin the rushing
of the hand to cup the bleeding toe and ease the pain, when the toe got
The compassionate hand does not see itself separate to the bleeding/painful
Nor does it see itself as the same.
The ideation of separation or the ideation of non-separation......
.....both are meaningless, irrelevant in the immediacy of the actioning.
Even the term "immediacy" is misleading for it suggests that there
are some actions which are spontaneous and some which are delayed in
time........being affected by deliberation, pondering, thinking etc etc.
The deliberation is immediate, the pondering is immediate, the reflection is
immediate and the physical actualization of all these immediate
mentations......into an action or series of actions (if at all).......is also
When there is nothing which is not immediate........the term immediacy becomes
That is why the apperception of Advaita is the immediate primordial mirth at
the concept of both Dvait as well as Advait.
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